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Women work on hooked rugs in 1929 | Nazmiyal

Hooked Rugs: An American Tradition

Posted: June 08, 2015 09:29 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Hooked Rugs -- American hooked rugs are as quintessentially American as jazz music is. Like the latter, it had a very humble beginning but grew to become a unique American tradition. Dismissed for its rustic and low quality until the early 20th century, handmade hooked rugs are now prized for their delightful folk art quality. Today, a thriving rug making industry had grown around it to meet the demands of a growing number of collectors. Rug hooking is a rug making technique that involves pulling loops or strips of fabric through a stiff woven base to make a rug...


Harold Miller.  Company Houses.  Oil on Linen on Wood.  12"x24"

Conversations and Color Revolutions: Two New Exhibitions in NYC

Posted: June 07, 2015 10:31 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This July, Agora Gallery presents two collective exhibitions to re-imagine and reinvigorate the world. Répartie in Art presents the work of international artists as they tackle the concept of “space” and those who occupy it. From landscapes to fragments of a scene, from human or animal subjects to something more abstract, the works open a dialog between artist and audience on a variety of levels. Rhapsody in Color is an exhibition of immeasurable vibrancy, presenting expert combinations and groupings of hue to produce carefully calculated reactions in the viewer. By applying their manipula...


Artist C.  Dianne Zweig exhibiting at Street Chic, June 4th-June 20th, Bodytalk Boutique, Avon, CT

STREET CHIC: ART & Fashion June 4th Opening, Bodytalk Boutique, Avon, CT

Posted: June 03, 2015 09:23 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

Channel your inner whimsy and join us for an evening of quirky, edgy, spontaneous orginal art along with a playful and stylish summer collection of contemporary fashion. Opening Wine and Cheese Reception with live music June 4th, 2015 5:30-8:00 Featured Artists Bill Healy David Holzman Zeb Mayer C. Dianne Zweig Come see original abstract mixed media, Surreal art, woodcuts, folkart, acrylic. Inside art show and outside activites include sidewalk drawing and painting. STREET CHIC IS  TOTALLY COOL !  What do Bill Healy, David Holzman a...


Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847–1919), Shanties in Harlem, 1874, oil on canvas, 18 x 32 inches, signed and dated lower left: R.  A.  Blakelock 1874

American Art Week Rewards Connoisseurship

Posted: May 28, 2015 14:58 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

It is nearly impossible to gauge the market for American paintings unless you are an active buyer. Industry professionals try to draw conclusions based on statistical measures that include sell-through rates, percent-above-high estimates, sales totals, mediums, and averages, all of which fail to assess or adjust for the most relevant determinants of value; issues such as condition, subject matter, size, framing, and dating have the most impact on sales results. Although I have not reviewed the statistics for the recent sales I can say with confidence that the market for quality wor...


Sunbather with Hose, 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES at Allentown Art Museum

Posted: May 25, 2015 15:01 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through August 23, 2015 WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   On Wednesday, June 3, at noon, Elaine Mehalakes will give a gallery talk on the exhibition. Call to reverse a space: 610-432-4333 ext.110. Museum members $15, Others $20.   Link to Gallery site: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_ar...


Hugh Mesibov, The Dance, 1937

Last Three Days for CCP WPA*JOBS Show

Posted: May 21, 2015 10:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Last three days – On view through Saturday, May 23 WPA*JOBS As George Biddle told FDR, artists are workers too! Will Barnet, Fred Becker, George Biddle, Michael J. Gallagher, Riva Helfond, Louis Lozowick, Hugh Mesibov, Claire Mahl Moore, Louis Schanker, Harry Sternberg, Lynd Ward. Center for Contemporary Printmaking 299 West Avenue Norwalk, CT The Center is located in the old carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.   Link to Gallery site where show is illustrated: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=wpa   Hugh ...


Branko Miskovic.  He Cracked.  Ceramic and Steel.  53.5"x38-40"

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery

Posted: May 18, 2015 05:22 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This June, Agora Gallery will host two collective exhibitions that take on the challenge of redefining figures and spaces through a variety of artistic techniques. The artists featured in the exhibition In Reverie of Form tackle subjects of flora, fauna, and the human body, to examine various phenomena with their representations. Culture, psychology, and natural beauty are all considered by this talented array of artists, and are given a comprehensive re-examination through sheer technical mastery. Sharing the gallery, the artists in Spatial Articulation take their color, patterns, and geo...


William Baziotes, (Howling Creature), 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS

Posted: May 13, 2015 11:47 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Let’s Celebrate! Today is the first official day of the Baziotes show:   WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 Fifth Street Allentown, PA. Link to Museum site: http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/exhibition/william-baziotes-surrealist-watercolors   Link to Gallery site: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=baziotes   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.” &nbs...


Monday, 2 May, 1960

Fifty-Five Years Ago Today

Posted: May 02, 2015 15:54 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On May 2nd, 1960, Charles Burchfield made this drawing. Sheet 5 by 4 inches -- uneven top edge. With letter of August 20, 1996, from the Burchfield•Penney Art Center.


Michael J.  Gallagher, Wood Gatherer, 1935, wood engraving

Sunday at the CCP for the WPA*JOBS Show

Posted: April 22, 2015 15:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through May 23, 2015   Gallery Loan Exhibition: WPA*JOBS   CCP executive director and exhibition curator Laura Einstein selected the show from our extensive WPA-era collection. A percentage of the proceeds of sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Center.     Link to Gallery Site for Show Loans: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=wpa     Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The Center is located in the old carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansio...


Colin Grant.  When in Rome.  Oil on Canvas.  48"x38"

May and June at Agora Gallery

Posted: April 17, 2015 01:20 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

The Australian and New Zealander artists featured in Out From Down Under & Beyond represent some of the finest emerging talent from the Oceanian art world. These artists draw inspiration from their nations’ histories, their natural splendor, the artists’ own travels across the globe, and their internal processes. They offer a unique and unforgettable view into a familiarly unfamiliar world. In Nicole Tremblay’s paintings, displayed in the solo exhibition, Sovereign Women / Femmes Souveraines, female subjects take on a presence that is larger than life. “I have always been fascinated by...


Employment Station, New York by Martha Walter, circa 1915

Liberation and the Modern Era: Women in Modern Art

Posted: April 15, 2015 13:34 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the third of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques now through May 4.  A time of tumult both socially and politically, the early 20th century is remembered as an era of upheaval in the Western world. Two world wars, economic hardships and social revolutions affected the course of social history, and the art of the period came to reflect the rapidly evolving landscape of a new modern era.  The power of the person truly culminated in the art of the period,...


Mid Century Modern Design: Space Age

Creating the Home of Tomorrow: The History of Mid-Century Modern Design

Posted: April 15, 2015 12:54 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Mid-Century Modern Design — When interior designers refer to “Mid Century Modern” design, they are referring to an aesthetic style based around the idea of streamlining everyday life using technology that was immensely popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s in the United States and Europe. After World War II, the industrialized nations of the world believed that the future success of their governments were heavily dependent on their ability to implement and adapt to changing technologies, and began to place a high emphasis on engineering, mechanization, and computer science. The effects ...


Call for Small Works for ArtisTTable Gallery Show at Richard App Gallery - Deadline Extended!

Posted: April 13, 2015 11:08 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The submission deadline has been extended to 29 April for the Second Annual smaill works show of the ArtisTTable, hosted at the Richard App Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. • 2 LITTLE • An International Juried Exhibition at Richard App Gallery • An all media show with an open theme. • All Artwork must be for sale. • Longest dimension of the art must be 15" (38cm) or less. (Including frame) • Entry Fee $35 (Approximately €30) Submit up to 5 pieces for review online. • Submit online by: 29 April 2015 • Artist Acceptance Notification: 01 May 2015 • Artwork must be r...


Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug 47483

Persian Art: Monir Farmanfarmaian Celebrates Her First Solo Exhibition in New York, at Guggenheim Museum

Posted: April 09, 2015 11:05 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

“I was a pretty Persian rug, an exotic find, so people invited me to things”  – Farmanfarmaian on her popularity in post-war American artists’ circles. Persian Art Exhibit at Guggenheim Museum – Persian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, now over 90 years old, is celebrating a milestone in her life and artistic career: Her work is on view at the Guggenheim Museum through June 3rd, marking her first comprehensive solo exhibition in the United States. Persian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian was born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1924. She attended the Fine Arts College of Teh...


Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Unemployed Madonna, 1929.

Last Two Days! Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940

Posted: April 01, 2015 09:56 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through tomorrow, Thursday, April 2   Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940 Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, NYC. Works by GEORGE BIDDLE, ISABEL BISHOP, BERNARDA BRYSON SHAHN, WERNER DREWES, BLANCHE GRAMBS, RIVA HELFOND, MITCHELL SIPORIN, HARRY STERNBERG, and LYND WARD, are featured, as well as the entire Gift to Biro-Bidjan portfolio, 1937.   Curators Jill Bugajski and John Murphy originated the show at Northwestern University. The artists were largely members of either the John Reed Clubs or the Americ...


ArtisTTable Figure Show is now online.

Posted: March 27, 2015 10:51 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

Over 60 painters, sculptors, and photographers submitted to this juried online show and competed for cash prizes in four different categories. The exhibition is divided up into galleries that feature art by Women that make art of Women, Women that make art of Men, Men that make art of Women, Men that make art of Men. The show will be online until 04 June 2015 at http://bit.ly/Vaw9Vo Visit the show and you can decide who will win the People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite art. You may see all of the prior ArtisTTable exhibitions in the archive section called Shelved. http:/...


15 Tips for Decorating with Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal Collection

15 Tips For Decorating With Antique Rugs

Posted: March 26, 2015 07:52 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

How to Decorate with Antique Rugs Decorating with Antique Carpets – Adding an antique carpet to an interior space can drastically change the look of a room. While there are many different styles of antique rugs and vintage carpets to choose from, there are some tried-and-true rules to follow when it comes to choosing the size and placement of your rug. Below are Nazmiyal Collection’s tips for choosing the right rug for your space. 1. To determine what size rug to buy, measure your room’s width and length, and then subtract 2 to 3 feet from each dimension. Using a ru...


Ansei Uchima, After Redon, 1972.  Watercolor, sheet 14 x 10 inches.  Signed, titled, and dated, in pencil.

Great News! Ansei Uchima’s drawing is back from Okinawa !

Posted: March 22, 2015 14:21 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

After Redon, 1972, was shown in Artists with Okinawan Roots, Symphony of Colors and Wind; The World of ANSEI UCHIMA at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan, September 12 to November 9, 2014.  


Lobby of Executive Park Towers, Stuyvesant Plaza -model of Hudson River steamboat PETER STUYVESANT.

Corporate Steamboat Models Today

Posted: March 21, 2015 14:29 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It's not surprising that a resurgence has occurred in office settings that overlook American shorelines on the eastern seaboard and across the Atlantic. Whether it be on the river...or the mighty ocean, executives are taking a 'second look' at the maritime -utilizing ship models as part of their interior design. Steamboats have a unique appeal that is, and was, the core of America's booming Industrial Age which came into its own as businesses flourished on the coastal shores. Such vessels were the contemporary mainstream of 19th century transportation. As ship models, steamboats s...


Minimalist Chinese Rug Interior

10 Beautiful Interior design Images and the Antique Rugs to Recreate Them | Nazmiyal

Posted: March 19, 2015 10:16 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

1. Minimalist Chinese Rug Interior This gorgeous design balances an antique Chinese carpet with contemporary, minimalist design details that let the architecture of this room shine. To achieve this look, pair sophisticated neutral furniture and white walls with one of Nazmiyal’s beautiful antique Chinese carpets: (View Entire Article and Images on the Nazmiyal Design Blog...) 2. Kitchen with Tribal Runner Rug Warm up your kitchen space by swapping your sink mat for a colorful Tribal runner rug. Adding a carpet to your kitchen adds depth and interest to an ...


Jéan-Leon Gérôme, Leda and the Swan, Circa 1895

An Age of Transformation: Women in Nineteenth Century Art

Posted: March 16, 2015 13:58 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the second of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques from March 27 – May 4. From the mid-nineteenth century, Western Europe and the United States were witness to an extraordinary cultural and social upheaval. Truly a period of transformation, the end of the 19th century can be characterized also as an era of contradiction. As the great generation of French academic painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, with their idealized female figures and neoclassical subjects, slowly...


Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951

Report from the McNay Art Museum Fair

Posted: March 12, 2015 13:17 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This past weekend was the McNay Art Museum Fair. Getting to San Antonio in the first week of March, 2015, was a challenge for pretty much everyone, but it was wonderful once we were there. Mostly it was in the 50s with a soft rain on Sunday – perfect weather for an art fair.      Our New York/Art Students League wall featured Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, and Isabel Bishop. There was also interest in work by William Baziotes, Howard Daum, Claire Mahl Moore, Anne Ryan, and Louis Schanker.      Paintings in the museum’s mid-twentieth century Ame...


The Reader by Carl Holsøe

Famous Artist Birthdays for March 12

Posted: March 12, 2015 11:23 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

On March 12 we celebrate three famous artists birthdays. Carl Holsøe 1863 - 1935 (Denmark) Kay Nielsen 1886 - 1957 (Denmark - USA) Elaine de Kooning 1918 - 1989 (USA) Visit the ArtisTTable Famous Artist Birthday Site. ArtisTTable Website.


A Few Days Remaining to Enter the ArtisTTable Figure Show.

Posted: March 11, 2015 14:59 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

There are a few days left that you can gather your art featuring the human form and submit it to the ArtisTTable's Figure Show. The Figure Show is a juried online exhibition with cash prizes. The prizes will be awarded in four separate categories. The categories are: • Women that make ART of the Female form • Women that make ART of the Male form • Men that make ART of the Female form • Men that make ART of the Male form ArtisTTable exhibitions always have a People's Choice Award as well. You may submit up to 5 images for a single $25 entry fee. The...


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